• Berea, Ohio-Saturday August 21

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in the American Midwest, including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Kansas. For questions specific to a railroad company, please seek the appropriate forum.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in the American Midwest, including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Kansas. For questions specific to a railroad company, please seek the appropriate forum.

Moderator: railohio

  by matt
 
Mike and I went to Berea, OH from Toledo on Saturday. We arrived at the depot at around 1 pm and stayed until about 9 pm. Here's what we saw with some questions to follow:

Train Symbol, Locomotive Paint, Type, Direction

At Bagley/Columbia Roads:

NS???---NS, NS, CN---Mixed---WB

At Bagley underpass:

CSX Q1..---CSX, CSX AC's---Double Stack---EB

Depot:

CSXQ3..---CSX, HLCX (black)---Mixed---EB
NS#262---NS, CR widecabs---~75 TriCrnRR---WB
NS927---NS D-9---MOW train---WB
CSXQ3..---BNSF (pumpkin), CSX---Mixed---WB
NS#261---NS, NS---~100 TriCrnRR---EB
NS43Q---CR-8, UP sd70, 60 Grain---WB
NS133---NS, NS, Southern #4610---Mixed---WB
CSXQ139---CSX (new paint)---25 Stack---WB
CSXQ1..---CSX 5000 (Diversity), CSX---Intermodal---EB
NS 20K---NS, NS, BN8007 (green, black)---Intermodal---EB
NS21Q---NS, NS, NS---Intermodal---WB
Symbol???---CSX to NS---GATX (blue), W&LE gp35 high nose---Coke---EB
CSXQ3..---CSX, CSX---Mixed, Racks---EB
NS16N---NS, CR, NS---Mixed---EB
NS 20E---NS, NS, CR---Intermodal---EB
NS21Z---NS, NS -9's---Mail---WB
CSXQ165---CSX, CSX---Intermodal---WB
NS22K---CR, NS---Intermodal---EB
CSXQ248---CSX sd70, HLCX sd40, CSX, CSX---Racks---EB
CSXCoal---BNSF, BNSF (Both Executive)---108 GEAX, CEFX coal---WB
NS22W---NS, NS, NS---Intermodal---EB
CSXQ160---CSX, CSX---Intermodal---EB
CSXL161---CSX, CSX---Intermodal---WB
CSXCoal---UP 90-43, UP, UP---126 CGPX Coal---EB
CSXQ3..---CSX, HLCX (x-mpi), HLCX (x-KCS), CEFX---Mixed---WB
NS#133---NS, UP sd70's---Mixed---EB
NS16E---NS, NS, UP---Grain---EB
CSXQ156---CSX, CSX---Stack---EB
CSXQ290---CSX, HLCX, CSX---34 Racks---EB
NS14J---NS, NS---28 steel, 7 box, 3 coke---EB
CSXQ339---CSX, CSX---Mixed---WB
NS24M---NS, CR, CR---Intermodal (Mail)---EB
NS24Z---NS, NS, CR---Intermodal (Mail)---EB
CSXQ380---CSX, UP sd40---Mixed---EB
CSXQ386---CSX, BNSF (Executive)---Mixed---EB
NS29E---CSX---80 Racks---WB
CSXQ364---UP sd70, UP sd40, CEFX (pumpkin) sd40, HLCX (BN) sd40
---171 Mixed, 688 axles---EB---Stopped at Depot for 10 min. for...
CSXQ109---CSX, CSX, CSX---Mail---WB
CSXQ117---CSX, CSX---Mail---WB
NS65Z---NS sd70, NS sd70---65 Whitestone, 7 old stone hoppers---WB
CSXQ108---CSX, CSX---Stack---EB
CSXQ391---CSX, CR---Mixed---WB
NS17Q---NS, NS, WC, NS---20 Mixed
CSXQ110---CSX, CSX---Mail---EB
CSXQ1..---CSX, CSX---Stack---EB
NS82T---NS, NS (primer), rest of power unseen---Coal---EB

There were 48 trains in the 8 hours for an average of 6 per hour. Power included schemes from CSX, NS, Southern, HLCX (black, red/blue, green, BNSF), UP, BNSF, BN, CEFX, GATX, W&LE, WC, CN, CR, MPI, KCS, and a unit in Primer for a total of 19. There was a pretty good crowd on hand but small for a Saturday. Maybe Mike will find out how to post some of the pictures he took, there were some good ones. Stay tuned.

Questions:

1. There are old concrete signal bases in the ground in the grassy area west of the depot. When were the signals here removed?

2. Above, a Wheeling train crossed over from the CSX to NS mains. How often do trains cross over here?

3. A train called 14T called out "clear Bay Village." The train is Bellevue/ Buffalo. Is this route to the north still used as a bypass or are there customers still?

Thanks.
_________________
Matt---OHIOMOD

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  by videobruce
 
I guess no one railfans there anymore. If you heard 14T and didn't see it, it was on the old N&W main.